Student Awards

These awards are sponsored by the Air Force Historical Foundation, and are open to cadets in commissioning programs and to officers undergoing professional military education. Award winners are selected by a competitive process within each institution.

  • Two Air Forces Award (2018)  — Wing Commander D. Smathers, RAF

“Air-Land Integration in the Western Desert 1940-42”

Selection by the Royal Air Force Historical Society

  • The Air War College Award (2018)  —  Mr. Fidelion O. Damian

“More Afraid of your Friends than the Enemy: Coalition Dynamics in the Korean War”

  • Air Command and Staff College Award (2018)  —  Maj Brian Frederickson, USAF

      “The Laird-Packard Way: Unpacking Defense Acquisition Policy”

  • School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Award (2017)  —  Kyle Bressette 

   “Design at the Edge of the World: The Birth of American Air Intelligence in the China, Burma, India, and the Pacific Theaters during World War II”   

  • Air Force Academy Award (2018)  —  Cadet Second Class Robert Mahoney, USAF

“An American Air War over St. Mihiel”

  • General Bryce Poe II Award (AFIT) (2019)  — First Lieutenant Jeremiah M, Webb, USAF

“Comprehensive Study of Optimal Synergetic Skip Entries with Dynamic Thrust Vectoring Control”

  • Air Force ROTC Award (2017)  —  Cadet James C. Cassell, USAF